Heavy artilery fire and sporadic gunshot around Naibawa and Darmunawa area of Kano over the last couple of hours have forced residents to remain indoors.
Witnesses say the first shot was heard around 3.25am and had since then gained intensity in the affected areas. Vanguard gathered that parents who were initially unaware of the situation in the area have besieged several schools to pick up their children.
The Kona Masalchi area where two students of Federal Government College, Kano were killed on Monday have been cordoned off, while motorists passing the strategic Kano-Zaria federal highways are been diverted.
Banks, public and private businesses are hurriedly closing shop as Military apache helicopter were seen hovering the skyline of the embattled ancient city.
When contacted , JTF spokesman, Lt Ikediche Iweha told Vanguard that the JTF will soon speak to the press on the development.